Mastercard Brings STEM Education Program to Major League Baseball Youth Academies (Mastercard)

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Mastercard recently teamed up with Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals Youth Academy to bring its signature Girls4Tech STEM program to Washington, D.C. Following the Girls4Tech workshop, the 22 participants, ages 9-13, were surprised at Nationals Park with a visit from Nationals’ pitcher and 2018 All-Star, Max Scherzer. A select group of these students will walk on the field …


Local students team-up with AT&T to improve STEM talent pipeline (Palm Beach Post)

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“I wanted to be an artist, but in school I’m doing marine biology,” says Zoleecia, just moments after completing a STEM project with her other young, tech-savvy peers. “I’m going to try to do that in college.” Zoleecia, along with the rest of her hardworking grade-school classmates, knows that exploring career options and earning potential is no easy task. She’s familiar with …


Growing STEM need sees MathAlive! visit Australia for the first time (Defense Connect)

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MathAlive! is an international, interactive exhibit designed for families and students to encourage STEM course uptake. Industry partner and systems integrator Raytheon is playing a key role in expanding school student STEM participation across the nation. The Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin, Western Australia will play host to the first ever visit of MathsAlive! The mission of MathsAlive! is to get young people interested …


UAteach Graduates First Teacher-Candidates in Computer Science (University of Arkansas)

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The UAteach program at the University of Arkansas graduated its first two future computer science teachers in May. Earlier this month, Chris Malone and Nate Vogel were recognized during the Arkansas Computer Science Educators Conference at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. The demand for computer science teachers in the state increased following Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s computer science initiative in 2015 …


Prime Day brings up to 30% on these popular STEM kids toys (iMore)

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Amazon has a bunch of STEM toys on sale for up to 30% off right now. From the Sphero Mini to wooden block sets there are a bunch of deals in here you’ll want to check out for your kids. The sale has a number of items in it that would make great gifts, so you could get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping today and …


MassBay Gets $25 Million For New Science Center In Framingham (Framingham Patch)

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MassBay Community College is pleased to announce it has been awarded $25 Million from Governor Charlie Baker to invest in a new MassBay Health Science Center in Framingham. The $3.9 Billion bill will pave the way for major statewide capital investments in public college and university campuses, health and human services facilities, state office buildings, public safety facilities, and courts. …


Boeing donates $5 million to launch European STEM education effort (Boeing)

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced a $5 millioninvestment in Newton Europe to launch Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-focused “Newton Rooms” across nine European countries. Pioneered by non-profit organization FIRST Scandinavia, Newton Rooms are themed, state-of-the-art classrooms focused on experiential learning. Boeing’s multi-year investment will establish Newton Rooms in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Sweden. “Newton’s proven teaching methods and immersive, hands-on educational environments will help excite …


New Survey on Gender Inequality in STEM Education Underscores Critical Need for Learning and Mentorship Opportunities to Prepare Young Women for the 21st Century Workforce (Exelon)

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A new survey conducted by the Exelon Foundation shows that only 50 percent of the next generation of women remain optimistic about the future of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In fact, nearly six times as many high school girls believe companies view men as more qualified for STEM jobs than women. As part of Exelon’s ongoing efforts …


STEM Education Advisory Panel announced (NSF)

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The National Science Foundation (NSF), in consultation with the Department of Education, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced the appointment of 18 members to a new advisory panel created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education, as authorized by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. Gabriela Gonzalez, deputy director of the Intel Foundation, …


Help a doctoral student researching the relationship between organizational commitment, work-life balance & voluntary turnover intention of women faculty in #STEM (Sherry Mathew, Liberty University)

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Dear Participant,  As a graduate student in the School of Business at Liberty University, I am conducting research as part of the requirements for a doctoral degree.  The purpose of my research is to examine the relationship between organizational commitment (affective, continuance and normative), work-life balance and voluntary turnover intention of women faculty in the STEM disciplines.  I am writing …


vCore Technology Partners pledges $1M to help 100 women pursue STEM careers (bizwomen)

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An Arizona technology firm is committing $1 million in scholarships to help 100 women pursue careers in information technology during the next decade. Steve Leavitt, founder and CEO of vCore Technology Partners in Scottsdale, said his company expects to hire a number of the Women in Technology scholarship recipients to increase his company’s diversity. “Like everyone else in technology, we’re challenged with …


Reinventing a 97-year-old science news organization (Knight Foundation)

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Four years ago, Science News was on the ropes. It was founded by newspaper magnate E.W. Scripps in 1921 to provide accurate news of science, technology and medicine to the general public. But over the past decade, Science News had lost millions of dollars. Print circulation was shrinking, ad sales were dismal, and the organization’s digital operations were starved for …


New Bell Museum opening in Falcon Heights this weekend has planetarium, lifelike dioramas (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)

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There will be stars, there will be scientists, there will be sketching: The Bell Museum’s grand opening is this weekend. The mammoth-size lineup includes a ticketed party Friday night, followed by indoor and outdoor activities Saturday and scientists at play Sunday. Some of the highlights will include specimen sketching, planetarium previews, telescope observing, science demos, make-your-own mini-dioramas and water-rocket launching. “We …


Society for Science & the Public Awards $30,000 to Community-Driven STEM organizations

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The Society for Science & the Public today announced that $30,000 in grants have been given to seven exceptional organizations supporting STEM education and science literacy. The STEM Action Grant Program seeks to encourage community-driven organizations that advocate for the general public’s understanding of science and work to increase participation of underrepresented populations in STEM fields through unique programming. Last year, the …


Why Corporate America is recruiting high schoolers (CNN Money)

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With more job openings than unemployed workers in the US economy, companies are finding it hard to fill jobs. One solution is for corporations to train high school students with the skills needed in the labor market. Sometimes, they start as young as kindergarten. Since 2011, more than 400 companies have partnered with 79 public high schools across the country …


2018 Survey of Undergraduates: Interest in Computer Science Education (ResearchAndMarkets.com)

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The “Survey of Undergraduates, Interest in Computer Science Education” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This seminal 62-page study presents detailed data from a survey of 1,566 undergraduates at BA-level, MA-level and research universities in the United States. The report presents details on the interest level of undergraduates in going to graduate school in computer science, and in taking computer science courses on …


Ocient partners with IMSA to help educate computer science students (Chicago Business Journal)

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Chicago-based startup Ocient, a product of tech entrepreneur and Cleversafe founder Chris Gladwin, is partnering with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy to help support the school’s development of programs for students interested in computer science. IMSA is a top-rated high school in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, which has produced notable tech entrepreneurs like Steve Chen, Yu Pan and Russell Simmons, co-founders of YouTube, PayPal and …


Cape Cod Community College to build science center with $25M bond funds (Boston Business Journal)

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Cape Cod Community College said it plans to build a new science and engineering center using $25 million in bond funds committed by Gov. Charlie Baker. The two-year college, located in West Barnstable, was among the recipients of capital construction bond funds through legislation that Baker signed during a ceremony at Westfield State on Tuesday. The project to design and build …


Girl Up partners with BNY Mellon for STEM bootcamp (bizwomen)

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A global leadership development initiative of the United Nations Foundation is partnering with BNY Mellon to bring STEM bootcamps to five cities. In partnership with the Carnegie Science Center, the two organizations have created a science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum and will hold a series of boot camps focused on how STEM can be used to solve global social problems, according …


New Doctor of Engineering program designed with the needs of working professionals in mind (Johns Hopkins)

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Kara Shipley had always planned to pursue a doctorate in engineering someday, but life got in the way, including a thriving professional career, a husband, and, eventually, a daughter. “I got my undergraduate degree and went straight into the workforce because I loved putting my knowledge and skills to work in a practical way,” said Shipley, an assistant section supervisor …